Alternate Contribution Stabilization Program
The Alternate Contribution Stabilization Program, like the original Program, provides short-term cash relief for employers. The Alternate Program is available to Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages, School Districts, BOCES as well as the four hospitals operated by public benefit corporations in Erie, Nassau and Westchester counties. The State cannot participate in the Alternate Program. Both programs are optional. Employers that elect to participate, can amortize a portion of their annual contribution. You must fully weigh the consequences and consider the long-term impact of this new program before electing to participate. Learn more about the Alternate Program.
Changes to Consultation Site Schedules
Beginning July 1, our White Plains and Watertown consultation schedules will change. Our White Plains office will be open every Wednesday for consultation appointments. Our Watertown office will be open for consultation appointments on July 10 and starting August 7, the first Wednesday of every month. Please let your employees know of these changes, and encourage them to visit our Consultation Site Offices page for more information.
Member Annual Statements Coming Soon
We will begin mailing Member Annual Statements (MAS) to employers in mid-to-late May (starting with school districts). Due to the large number of statements involved, the distribution process takes approximately six weeks to complete. If you do not receive Member Annual Statements for your employees by the end of June, please contact us.
Wages and Variable Contribution Rates for New Tier 6 Employees
The legislation that created Tier 6 established variable contribution rates for members based on their annualized wage. This video will help you understand how rates are determined and your important role in the process.